Kate’s daughter Beatrice was born profoundly deaf in 2003 and her hearing loss was identified by the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme. When Beatrice was 16 months old, she started the programme at Auditory VerbalUK and graduated when she was five. Kate frequently speaks about her experience at conferences and events to help raise awareness of Auditory Verbal therapy.

Beatrice spoke at our Power of Speech event at the House of Commons in June 2016 and is now one of our Young Ambassadors. You can see Beatrice’s speech here.

The family is based in Lincolnshire. If you would like to request to speak with Kate about her experience, please email [email protected]